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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.6

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.6
page 133



lid 4© guard again! the cannon, of which the enemy fiad abundance. The women and children who remained (for many were fent away) were lodged in the churches and monaileries. No dog waf left in the town, but all were killed and thrown into the river. ' ' . • The garrifon made many gallant fallies, both mornings and evenings, doing great execution to the army. • There were among * others two Squires from Artois, brothers, called Lambert and Triflan de Lambres, who frequently per* formed very gallant deed© of arms, bringing back with them provisions from the enemy, whe-ther they would or not, and even prifoners. Thus they remained the whole fummer. It was the intention of Philip and his council to continpe until they fhould ftarve them out ; for it would çoft them too many men were they to attempt to carry it by ftorm. They with much labour placed on the hill of Oudenarde aprodi* gioufly great engine, twenty feet wide and forty long, which they called a Mutton, to caft heavy itones and beams of timber into the town, and • crnfh every thing they fhould fall on. They had : alio, the more to alarm the garrifon, fired a. bombarde of a very great fize, which was fifty • feet in length, and fhot ftones of an immenfe weight. When they fired off this bombarde, it' might be heard five leagues off in the day-time,, 1 and ten at night. The report of it was fo loud% ^ that it feemed as if all • the devils in hell had. • broken loofe* - ' • ; ' » ' *~ '* • • - Th^


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